Sweet Mosaics are the edible artworks which idea is originated from the handmade lollipop by sticking with more than 100 pieces small candy cubes as the pixelated area in porn movies.
The idea is aimed to raise the issue of the ridiculer pornographic censorship rules in different countries. The project will be evolved to 5 different formats or platforms in order to reveal the uniqueness and ludicrousness of our society.
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Different countries or governments have its own trick on film censorship for suppressing the obscene or considered morally questionable materials. For instance, most Japanese Porn has been censored the hardcore action and genitalia parts with mosaic blur since 60’s. At the matter of fact, after the defeat of Japan on World War 2, it was a policy of American occupation authorities to relax partial of rights for Japanese to guarantee the freedom of speech and expression. Synchronously, obey the rule of “public morals not to be injured” is still a tactful regulation till now for defending the national dignity or even the universal value.
However, the moral censorship with pixelated mosaic blur on videos seem can’t enough to completely turn off Japanese porn. Oppositely，it become the most innovative media to unveil sexuality. Many people recognize that Japanese pornography is even far superior to American adult videos. It is because Japanese porn doesn’t focus on the penetration shot, instead using a variety of imaginations, direction styles, stories, and situation settings to create a sex scene. Undoubtedly, the efforts they made are more than those American counterparts, who only rely heavily on close-ups of penetration. It is possible that Japan’s wacky and innovative porn is an alterative response to censorship.
Although the government censorship policy is intent on eliminates any kind of objectionable content that are harmful to it’s citizen, to some extent it is unexpectedly becomes a radicular policy and easily to leave behind the ludicrous effect by other countries.
Hard Candies Cubes
77mm x 77mm x 10mm (lollipop)
IDA International Design Awards 2014